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Went trout fishing and caught something interesting

by Alan Luecke
(Kansas City, MO)

Central Stoneroller

Central Stoneroller

The Heart of America Flyfishers had an outing at Roaring River trout park in southwest Missouri. I caught trout and liked it, but that's expected, it's a trout park. I also caught some really neat fish out of the same water. I think my fellow trout anglers where suspicious of my roughfish enthusiasm but too bad, I got two new life listers out of the trip.

The white sucker was in a big pool with lots of stocked trout. I dropped my smallest midge into a group and one sucked it up.

The chub was in a section of big water with many other species. I didn't know they were there till it was on the hook.

I caught three stonerollers in a rapids while also catching trout on a small bead head nymph. You know you are really fishing when you don't know what you've caught till you get home and look it up.

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May 06, 2014
Nice catches
by: Levi Cain

That stoneroller is a beauty. Congrats on the lifers and those are some impressive sized fish.

May 14, 2014
by: Okieflier

A fish is a fish is a fish. To catch one on a Tenkara rod is so much fun because you really feel the fish's fighting whether it is a chub or an 18" rainbow. The thrill of the tug!!

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